At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.
What responsibilities will you have in this role?
Assists in the implementation of posted indoor and outdoor daily activities; assists with the ongoing supervision of playroom, playground, group and routine activities.
Assists the ECE staff in ensuring the overall health and safety of children enrolled in the program by maintaining a sanitary and safe environment and identifying children who are unwell.
Provides assistance with arranging children’s play space to reflect the philosophy of the curriculum.
Builds and maintains responsive relationships with individual and groups of children in care.
Assists the ECE Staff in the developmental assessment of individual children based on observations; establishes and maintains effective communication with parents and student teachers by sharing daily information regarding children’s activities, programs, special events and etc.
Assists with the daily preparation of the playground and playroom; cleans/organizes equipment and other areas of the centre as needed.
Demonstrates a professional approach by maintaining currency of theory used at the centre and in other areas related to the field of Early Childhood Development.
Collaborates with the Centre Manager and team members to share expertise and practical knowledge.
Participates in Centre and program development meetings.
Provides care-giving routines such as toileting, serving meals, rest time, cloakroom (dressing children to go outside, etc.).
Keeps playroom and other facilities tidy and clean by following prescribed “cleaning routines”; performs various housekeeping duties, such as laundry.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
What qualifications do you need for this role?
Early Childhood Assistant Certificate (one year Community College program) or equivalent and First Aid Certificate.
Must have health assessment and immunization as required by the Ministry of Education.
More than six months and up to one year of practical related child care experience.
Excellent English communication, problem solving, and human relations skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse child, student and staff population.
Ability to follow policies, procedures, and instructions from Supervisor and ECE team member with accuracy.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
Good interpersonal, organization, and observation skills.
Ability to spend most of the day at the child’s level, e.g. sitting on the floor or on child height chairs.
Able to bend, stoop and lift child to adult height (up to 44lbs) and to move children’s furniture or equipment to prepare room for programming needs.
Ability to take initiative in preparing for routines that support daily activities such as preparing area for meal times and clean up, and getting strollers ready for walks.
Demonstrated commitment in delivering excellent service to others as this is key in supporting the success of our students and our College.
Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork and people skills.
Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and styles.
Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.
Hours of Work: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. and 9:30 am– 5:30 pm
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
All prospective staff being considered for these positions will be required to undergo a criminal reference check.
If you are a George Brown College employee, go to https://adfs.georgebrown.ca/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignOn.aspx to apply via our internal site.
If you are an external candidate, go to www.georgebrown.ca and click on the “Employment at George Brown” link or click on the ‘apply’ button to the left of the posted job to apply.
Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
First consideration will be provided to internal candidates in accordance with our Support Staff Collective Agreement.
Closing: January 24, 2020